About London Victoria Station
London Victoria Station was established in the 1860s and currently holds the title of the second largest train station in the UK, second only to Waterloo. It serves as both an overground and underground station, and its surrounding area is as an important interchange for various other transport lines, including a local bus station and Victoria Coach Station which is London’s main coach terminal. The station is in prime location to some of London’s top landmarks and attractions - it’s the closest mainline station to Buckingham Palace, and just a short walk from Westminster and Big Ben.
London Victoria Station Infrastructure
An important central London railway terminus and London Underground complex, London Victoria handles over 70 million passengers every year. There are 19 platforms at London Victoria, which is an important Underground complex and terminus for both Southern and Southeastern. Southern provides the majority of regional trains to southern parts of the capital, Sussex and East Surrey, while Southeastern operates services in South East London. It also offers direct links to Gatwick Airport via the Gatwick Express.
How to Get to London Victoria Station
There are two London Underground stations at Victoria, both connected by a passage under the bus station. The older of two stations at Victoria serves the District and Circle Tube lines, while the newer station which is located closer to the mainline station serves the Victoria line. Victoria Coach Station is located about 300 metres away, which serves all corners of the UK as well as mainland Europe. There is also a bus station which is served by a number of local bus routes to popular attractions including the Natural History Museum, London Shard and Tate Modern.
London Victoria Station Services
London Victoria has all the amenities and facilities you’d expect of a busy London station. There are a number of cafes, kiosks and foot outlets, as well as various shops including a news agent, flower stall, hairdressers, shoe repairer and pharmacy. The station also has Wi-Fi hotspots dotted around the station which are free to access. There are staff available to help travellers with reduced mobility, and access ramps and wheelchairs can also be arranged.